Me: Are you sleepy?
D: No, I am tired.
D: Mama, are you taking my hair off?
D: The fan is carefulling!
J: Go to Grandma's house and look for colors?
(It's Easter again, apparently!)
D: I need to go see the blue fan-fan!
(ceiling fans are fascinating)
D: No, we're going to Grandma's house to say happy birthday!
D: Uh-oh the squetti-row!
D: Go ask Megan.
Jamie: Ask her what?
D: Megan-Megan. Megan?
J: I want race cars bloken!
(Watched the Indy 500, and he was very concerned at the crashes)
D: Mama? Is that your tutus?(Must get dressed up more often...)
(5/19) Work day for Dad and me and Sarah had the kiddos. I had an appointment with the teenager in the afternoon, so took off early to go to that. I had a nice conversation with one of the other foster moms to pass the time while we were there. Dad picked up the boys, and the teen and I ran out for some shoes before everyone got home.
(5/20) Work day for Dad and I had the kids. I got a call shortly after our run that Sarah's dad was in the hospital. The littles and I stayed home today, got updates and worried throughout the day. Nanan called and offered to pick up C for me, so I didn't even need to go out *and* bring me coffee. Uhm, yes! Once the teen got home, I bargained homework time for friend time and ran her over there, but otherwise didn't go anywhere or do anything exciting.
(5/21) In trying to figure out how I was going to work today, work called me and said I had too many vacation hours and gave me the rest of the week off. Score! I grabbed Sarah's youngest so her hubby could go to the hospital too, and took the three littles to gymnastics and then to the park. I brought them home to feed them and then we all went outside to play in the backyard until it was time for him to go home. Grandma & Granddad came to watch the boys for me while I ran the teen to her appointment. It ended up running long, so it was a scramble to get dinner going and get changed to go to the teen's concert tonight. I'm so glad Dad is on days right now and swooped in to take over dinner. The concert was lovely, and the teen won the Student's Choice Award, along with her classmate that was lost to suicide a few weeks ago. Such an honor, and the teen was just thrilled! I took the teen over to a friend's house when her concert was over and came home to a quiet house since the boys had all gone to bed. Hubby was still up, so cheers to date night in our house ;)
(5/22) Today I took my three boys and Sarah's two and we converged on Grandma & Granddad! We planned to have a water fight, but it never got warm enough. Not that that stopped the bigs though. Jor was soaked and required a change of clothes even before we left for the beach. We played at the beach until it started to rain and then packed everyone back to the grand's for lunch. I brought them all home to tear up my house after a while and the boys played outside until it was time to go get the teen. I brought the teen home and got dinner going only to discover we had no taco seasoning for the tacos I was making. Texted Dad to bring that home... then we tried to find all the teen's stuff for camping this weekend, and dinner got cold in the process. Figures. Got the teen delivered to her friend's house and said goodbye for the weekend. She's going camping and we're leaving for Oma & Opa's tomorrow.
(5/23) The boys had swim lessons today and we got mostly packed up to trek over to Opa's house before we left. The boys did well at their lesson, and I made myself sit on the steps and not hover. They have actually surprised me in their ability to follow directions. Well, kind of anyway. After their lesson, we finished packing up and headed over. The whiteboard with the day's events said "Invasion!" Our plan was to have the boys camp out back with either Opa or Dad, but we never could get the littles to settle. I finally ended up setting up playpens and putting them in the house. The first time I checked on them, they were quiet, but were standing in their cribs drawing on their tablets that I had tossed in the middle of the bed. Boogers! They eventually went to sleep, several hours after normal. C & Opa chose to camp out back and Dad and I stayed in with the littles. Perfect weather for camping over there!
(5/24) Opa cooked us up some French toast and after our feast, I took the boys up to the playground. D wasn't feeling well. Could be that he's just not used to the heat, but he didn't eat and told us his tummy hurt. They played for a little while and then we wandered back down. D asked to rest a couple of times and I put him down for a 2+ hour nap. He gets a very rosy face when he's overheated and he was quite pink this afternoon. He didn't eat much until dinner time when he couldn't resist the lure of a hot dog. Poor bug. G's aunt, cousin and her family came over for dinner and we had a really nice BBQ in Opa's back yard. It was great to catch up in person!
Also, great note on Sarah's dad - he's going home today! So very relieved!
(5/25) Memorial Day & back home with us. Today the whiteboard read "Bye :-*(" but Oma & Opa's cat is probably relieved to see the tiny humans vacate his house. We had a long drive home with traffic, but stopped off at the fruit market and for some coffee for the mama. We expect the teen back later this evening. And it's back to work and school for everyone tomorrow.